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INFINITESIMALS: EXCUSE ME DOCTOR, DNA IS CALLING ON LINE ONE.
The decades-long dispute between Luc Montagnier of the Pasteur Institute in France and Robert Gallo, then at the National Cancer Institute in the US, has taken on an entirely different complexion following Montagnier’s public disclosure last month of far out homeopathic convictions. What's new reviewed homeopathy two weeks ago. Often described as treatment with “highly dilute” medicine, homeopathic dilution typically far exceeds the dilution limit, beyond which not a single molecule of the solute would remain. In homeopathy, less is more. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, called this The Law of Infinitesimals. Luc Montagnier was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), while Robert Gallo who many thought had a legitimate claim to the discovery was left out in the cold. Interviewed by Martin Enserink for Science just a month ago (Science, VOL 330, p.1732), Luc Montagnier explained he is leaving Francefor Shanghai to escape the climate of fear surrounding mention of the electromagnetic waves that he claims emanate from highly diluted DNA of various pathogens, including those responsible for autism and Alzheimer’s. Jaques Benveniste, who Montagnier calls a "modern Galileo," made similar claim Others in Europe are afraid to publish similar results according to Montagnier, "because of the intellectual terror from people who don't understand it."